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Mr. Huffman obtained his undergraduate degree in business administration from Lenoir Rhyne University. While attending Lenoir Rhyne, he was a Dean List student, the conference champion debater, held numerous elective offices, and a Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Mr. Huffman continues to be active at Lenoir Rhyne having previously served as President of the university's Alumni Board and is currenlty of the Board of Vistors. He received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. He obtained his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1981.


In 1994, Mr. Huffman and his wife Dale moved to Salisbury where he joined a plaintiff’s workers’ compensation firm. While with that firm he represented hundreds of individuals who suffered injuries on the job and who contracted occupational diseases such as asbestosis, silicosis and brown lung disease. He also represented individuals who had cancers or who had died because of their work related injury or disease. He tried and won the first mesothelioma case to ever be heard by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He was also involved in a recent case where the Court of Appeals found certain portions of the workers’ compensation act unconstitutional because it discriminated against individuals who died from asbestosis.


Mr Huffman opened his own law firm in 2005 and has been representing the citizens of through out the Sate of North Carolina. 


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 34%
    22 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 24%
    22 years
  3. Personal Injury: 14%
    35 years
  4. Business: 12%
    35 years
  5. Other: 16%
  6. More 



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  • Anne R. Harris

    Dick is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He has an extensive knowledge of workers' compensation law, including but not limited to occupational disease law, which is very complicated. He does a great job being a solo practitioner and having a broad range of knowledge across various areas of the law. He also genuinely cares about his clients and about people in general. I endorse Dick without hesitation.


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  • Darrin D. Jordan

    He concentrates his practice in the areas of Social Security Disability, Workers' Compensation and Corporate/Business law. Anytime someone asks me who they should talk to about one of these three areas, I always refer them to Dick. He has over 30 years of experience and provides excellent representation to his clients. endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Huffman Law Firm, P.A.

100 West Innes Street
Suite # 301
Salisbury, NC, 28144-4346


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHuffman Law Firm, PA2005 - 2013
AttorneyWallace and Graham1995 - 2005
PartnerWaggoner Hamrick1981 - 1994
Computer Services DepartmentDuke Power Company1973 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesN/A2000 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeBoard Member of workers' compensation section1994 - Present
North Carolina State BarN/A1981 - Present
Rowan County Bar AssociationChair2009 - 2010
North Carolina Bar AssociationBoard Member of workers' compensation section2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robbins v. Wake County Board of EducationJudgment for Plaintiff
Abernathy v. Samdoz ChemicalsJudgment for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of North Carolina, CharlotteN/AMBA1977
Lenoir-Rhyne CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Basics of Workers' CompensationOccupational Diesases2009
Association for Continuing Legal EducationConducting a Fuctual Investighation into Occupational Disease Cases2009
Continuing Legal EducationHandling a Social Security Disability Case2008